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My Morning Jacket is an American rock band known for their reverb-soaked sound and their enthusiastic live shows. Formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky, the band signed with ATO Records four years later.
The band's moniker comes from a discarded coat that lead singer Jim James saw with the letters "MMJ" on it.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist James' bandmates include bassist "Two Tone" Tommy, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist/pedal steel guitarist/saxophonist/vocalist Carl Broemel and keyboardist Bo Koster.
The original line-up of MMJ in 1998 consisted of Jim James on guitar, "Two Tone" Tommy on bass, J. Glenn on drums, and Johnny Quaid on guitar. In 2000 Danny Cash (layout and keyboards) also joined.
By late 2000, J. Glenn had left the band and was briefly replaced by Chris Guetig, and then later (in May 2002) by Jim James' childhood friend Patrick Hallahan.
In 2004, Johnny Quaid and Danny Cash both amicably left the band, and were replaced by Carl Broemel and Bo Koster.
The Tennessee Fire, the band's debut, was released in 1999 on Darla Records, as was At Dawn two years later. I...
|origin||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|music genre||rock music|
|current members|| Jim James|